Idaho Criminal History Unit
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Criminal History Home Page
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare conducts criminal history background checks on various classes of individuals who have access to, or provide care or services to children or vulnerable adults, as required by regulation. The criminal history background check is a fingerprint based check of state and national crime records and various registries.
ATTENTION! 3/11/2014. The Criminal History Unit Pocatello location currently is closed due to lack of electrical power in the building. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you. Please contact us if you have concerns regarding this closure.
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Guardian & Conservator Checks
How to Use This Site
How to Apply
Finger Print Locations
Idaho State Records Check
Here are some common questions asked by applicants. Click on one of the questions below to view the answer
Applicant Guide Brochure
What is a criminal history background check?
When is an applicant cleared?
Who needs to be checked?
What is the cost?
How long does a background check take?
How often do I need a background check?
How do I get a background check?
What is a disqualifying offense?
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